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  1. Lifestyle factors help determine a person’s level of health. Your Health and Wellness Establishing a regular sleep schedule can help you get enough sleep each night. Such lifestyle factors promote good health.

  2. In this lesson, you will learn to: Lesson Objectives • Explain how the nation’s health goals relate to individual, family, and community health • Describe the criteria for evaluating health information • Understand the importance of health literacy for achieving • and maintaining good health

  3. What Is Good Health? The Importance of Good Health Goodhealthis much more than just the absence of disease. Instead, achieving good health means striving to be the best you can be at any given time.

  4. The Health Continuum The Importance of Good Health

  5. Health Along the Continuum The Importance of Good Health • Health is dynamic. • The health continuum spans the complete spectrum of health from chronic disease and premature death to a high level of health. • Along the continuum are many points where your health could be located at any given time. • Changes along the continuum may occur suddenly or gradually.

  6. Wellness The Importance of Good Health • A person with a balanced life has a high degree of wellness. • Achieving wellness requires you to: • Make decisions and practice behaviors based on sound health knowledge and healthful attitudes. • Have an ongoing, lifelong commitment to physical, mental/emotional, and social health.

  7. Lifestyle Factors The Importance of Good Health Experts have identified habits that affect people’s overall health, happiness, and longevity, or how long they live. These habits, or lifestyle factors, are personal behaviors related to the way a person lives. • Lifestyle factors that promote good health include: • Getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night. • Starting each day with a healthy breakfast. • Avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

  8. More Lifestyle Factors Promoting Your Health • Being physically active for at least 20 minutes a day, three or more days a week • Maintaining a healthy weight • Avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs • Abstaining from sexual activity before marriage • Managing stress • Maintaining positive relationships • Practicing safe behaviors to prevent injuries

  9. Wellness and Prevention Promoting Your Health A key to your wellness isprevention.

  10. The Importance of Health Education Promoting Your Health • Health is critical to quality of life. • The goal ofhealth educationis to provide health information to help people make healthy choices.

  11. The Nation’s Health Goals Promoting Your Health Healthy People 2010is a plan that is revised every 10 years to promote health and prevent illness, disability, and early death.

  12. Goals of Healthy People 2010 Promoting Your Health • Individuals can take an active role in their own health. • Families can shape their attitudes and beliefs that results in healthful behaviors. • Communities can provide health services and offer behavior-changing classes.

  13. Becoming Health Literate Promoting Your Health • A health-literateindividual needs to be: • A critical thinker and problem solver. • A responsible, productive citizen. • A self-directed learner. • An effective communicator.

  14. Quick Review Choose the appropriate option. Q._________ is a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan designed to serve as a guide for improving the health of all people in the United States. • 1. Healthy People 2010 • 2. Health education • 3. Health literacy • 4. Health

  15. Quick Review - Answer A.1.Healthy People 2010 Healthy People 2010 is a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan designed to serve as a guide for improving the health of all people in the United States. Click Next to attempt another question.

  16. Quick Review Choose the appropriate option. Q._________ is a person’s capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and services and use these resources to promote his or her health and wellness. • 1. Health education • 2. Prevention • 3. Health literacy • 4. Wellness

  17. Quick Review - Answer A.3. Health literacy Health literacy is a person’s capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and services and use these resources to promote his or her health and wellness. Click Next to attempt another question.

  18. Quick Review Choose the appropriate option. Q.Health education involves providing accurate health information to help people make healthy choices. True False

  19. Quick Review - Answer A.True.Health education involves providing accurate health information to help people make healthy choices. Click Next to attempt another question.

  20. Quick Review Choose the appropriate option. Q.Health literacy refers to a person’s ability to read and understand basic health information. True False

  21. Quick Review - Answer A.False.Health literacy is a person’s capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and services and then use these resources to promote his or her health and wellness. Click Next to attempt another question.

  22. End of Lesson 1 Click Home to view the Main menu.

  23. Quick Review - Answer A.Correct!Healthy People 2010 is a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan designed to serve as a guide for improving the health of all people in the United States. Click Next to attempt another question.

  24. Quick Review - Answer You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer.

  25. Quick Review - Answer A.Correct!Health literacy is a person’s capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and services and use these resources to promote his or her health and wellness. Click Next to attempt another question.

  26. Quick Review - Answer You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer.

  27. What Is Good Health? The Importance of Good Health Goodhealthis much more than just the absence of disease. Instead, achieving good health means striving to be the best you can be at any given time. Health is the combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being.

  28. Wellness The Importance of Good Health • A person with a balanced life has a high degree of wellness. • Achieving wellness requires you to: • Make decisions and practice behaviors based on sound health knowledge and healthful attitudes. • Have an ongoing, lifelong commitment to physical, mental/emotional, and social health. Wellness is an overall state of well-being, or total health.

  29. Wellness and Prevention Promoting Your Health A key to your wellness isprevention. Prevention is practicing health and safety habits to remain free of disease and injury.

  30. The Importance of Health Education Promoting Your Health • Health is critical to quality of life. • The goal ofhealth educationis to provide health information to help people make healthy. Health education involves providing accurate health information to help people make healthy choices.

  31. The Nation’s Health Goals Promoting Your Health Healthy People 2010is a plan that is revised every 10 years to promote health and prevent illness, disability, and early death. Healthy People 2010 is a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan designed to serve as a guide for improving the health of all people in the United States.

  32. Becoming Health Literate Promoting Your Health • A health-literateindividual needs to be: • A critical thinker and problem solver. • A responsible, productive citizen. • A self-directed learner. • An effective communicator. Health literacy refers to a person’s capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and services and use these resources to promote his or her health and wellness.

  33. Quick Review - Answer A.Correct!Health education involves providing accurate health information to help people make healthy choices. Click Next to attempt another question.

  34. Quick Review - Answer You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer.

  35. Quick Review - Answer A.Correct! Health literacy is a person’s capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and services and then use these resources to promote his or her health and wellness. Click Next to attempt another question.

  36. Quick Review - Answer You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer.